Centenary to honour shows of old
For 100 years, South West farmers have been descending on Harvey to exhibit their prized livestock or produce at the Harvey Agricultural Show.
The event has solidified itself as an annual attraction for the small town, despite nearby agricultural shows along the South Western Highway at Waroona and Brunswick morphing into giants.
With centenary celebrations approaching, Harvey Agricultural Show organisers are sifting through the event’s proud 100-year history ahead of this year’s show on April 27.
Harvey Agriculture Society president Cheryl Moyle said the upcoming instalment, expected to draw a crowd of more than 10,000, would honour the event’s past and current volunteers.
A grand parade will be held this year, for the first time in about eight years, with exhibitors and competitors set to walk their livestock around the Harvey Recreation Ground.
It will follow cattle parade at the livestock arena.
“In honour of the 100th show we want to recognise shows gone by,” Mrs Moyle said.
“Bringing back the grand parade is one way we will be able to achieve that.”
Dairy cattle, stud beef cattle, sheep, dairy goats and poultry entries will be among the sections judged at the show.
Mrs Moyle said the sections had attracted a range of producers set to exhibit from across the State.
“There are a number of local exhibitors, but they also come from such a long way to show, which is awesome,” she said.
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